Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Delete a message

NOTE: This document applies to Outlook 2016 for Mac, released in late 2015. For information about how to complete this task using the previous version of Outlook available for Mac, see: Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Delete a message
This document will provide you step-by-step instructions on how to delete a message.

Deleting a Message

Delete messages you no longer need or want to see in your Inbox or mail folders.

  • In the message list, right-click on the message and click Delete.

    Right Click, Delete sub-menu selection

  • In the message list, select the message (it will be highlighted), then click Delete button within Home tab.

  • If a message is open in its own window, click Message > Delete.

When a message is deleted, it's moved to the "Deleted Items" folder.

If you want to bypass the Deleted Items folder and permanently delete a message, press Shift+Delete. You won't have an opportunity to change your mind later and recover the message.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-11-25 10:26 CDTUpdated:2017-02-16 09:35 CDT
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